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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/18/2007

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Below is BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 9/18/2007. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit BroadwayWorld.com's Event Calendar.

The Yellow Wood - NYMF - 9/19/2007

The Award-winning The Yellow Wood written by Michelle Elliott and Daniel Larsen, marks the directorial debut of B.D. Wong at the New York Musical Theatre Festival with performances at The Acorn Theatre beginning September 19.

"The Yellow Wood is a musical kaleidoscope where not-so-normal 17-year old Adam takes a fantastic, unpredictable journey as he struggles to accept all the parts of himself: his A.D.D., his Korean heritage and his complex relationships with friends and family," describe press notes, "The Yellow Wood explores the angst, joy and highly imaginative state of one teen's amazing brain."

The Yellow Wood performances at The Acorn Theatre are: Wednesday, September 19 at 8PM; Saturday, September 22 at 4:30PM; Tuesday, September 25 at 4:30PM; Friday, September 28 at 8PM; Saturday, September 29 at 1PM; and Monday, October 1 at 4:30PM.

Virtuosa - NYMF - 9/19/2007

The New York Musical Theatre Festival presents the New York premiere of Virtuosa, Clara Schumann in Words and Music, by Diane Seymour. The production features Katrina Ferguson and Allison Brewster Franzetti in this two-person show that includes live performance of the music of Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms.

Performances are Wednesday, September 19 at 8PM and Thursday, September 20 at 12PM & 4PM. All tickets are $20. For reservations please call 212-352-3101 or visit www.nymf.org to purchase tickets online. The 45th Street Theatre is located at 354 West 45th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues).

"Virtuosa is a unique blend of theatrical and musical story-telling and a tour de force for the masterful actress and accomplished pianist who take the audience on an emotional journey through the loves and passions, the triumphs and despairs of Clara Wieck Schumann," state press notes, "Clara was the European child prodigy molded by a tyrannical father who conquered Europe at the age of nine, who made the work of Robert Schumann famous, who inspired the young Johannes Brahms, and who overcame obstacle after obstacle to pursue her dreams as she influenced the lives and careers of some of the most influential music-makers of the Romantic period."

Jack Donahue @ Barnes & Noble - 9/19/2007

Any Wednesday, the weekly concert-series at the Lincoln Triangle Barnes & Noble (1972 Broadway at 66th St.) announces its September 2007 line-up. Events are free and open to the public, on a first come/first served basis. If you have any questions, please call 212-595-9340.

Wednesday September 19 at 5:30PM Jack Donahue has a new CD out, and that's always a cause for celebration. "a small blue thing" is Jack's third CD, and this charming balladeer will share songs from it this evening.

Bernice Bobs Her Hair - NYMF - 9/19/2007

The full cast and design team has been set for Bernice Bobs Her Mullet, the new musical which will debut at this year's New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF). The musical, written by Joe Major and directed by Andy Sandberg, is based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's popular 1920 story "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," to play six performances at the Julia Miles Theatre (424 West 55th Street) September 19 - 30.

This fun make-over musical stars Garrett Long as the title character, Nick Cearley, Katrina Rose Dideriksen, Hollie Howard, Gerry McIntyre, Ann Morrison, Brandon Wardell and Lauren Worsham.

"Bernice Bobs Her Mullet tells the story of a young redneck who leaves her Podunk hometown to experience life in the big city... of Little Rock, Arkansas. It isn't long before Bernice discovers the scariest part of urban living... spoiled teenagers! Soon, Bernice gets swept up in the glamour and politics of popularity and learns the hard way that you shouldn't let it go to your head," state press materials.

The design team for Bernice Bobs Her Mullet includes Shea Sullivan (choreographer), Charles Corcoran (scenic design), Herrick Goldman (lighting design), Ryan Rossetto (costume design), Justin Hatchimonji (music director) and Kim Douglas Steiner (music supervisor).

Bernice Bobs Her Mullet will play the following performance schedule: September 19 & 22 at 8PM, September 23 at 1PM, September 25 at 8PM, September 27 at 4:30PM and September 30 at 1PM. Membership packages for the New York Musical Theatre Festival are currently on sale. Single tickets for Bernice Bobs Her Mullet go on sale September 1, 2007 and can be purchased by visiting www.nymf.org.

The Piper - NYMF - 9/19/2007

The New York Musical Theatre Festival will present the New York premiere of The Piper, a new musical by Grammy Award-winner Marcus Hummon, directed by Michael Bush. Performances will run September 19 – 29 only.

"The Piper is a musical Victorian melodrama, told in the tradition of Irish pub storytelling. It tells the tale of Jordan, a woman who runs a boarding house for prostitutes in late 19th century Scully Square Boston, and her crippled daughter Wilder, who posses a magical ability to play the penny whistle. Amidst hookers, thugs, and pubs, they struggle against a corrupt political machine and a mysterious "strangler" who may just have moved into their midst," describe press notes.

Performances will be Tuesday, September 18 at 8PM; Friday, September 21 at 9PM; Saturday, September 22 at 1PM; Sunday, September 23 at 4:30PM; Thursday, September 27 at 9PM; and Saturday, September 29 at 5PM at The Theater at St. Clements (423 West 46th Street, between Ninth and Tenth Avenues).

Single tickets to The Piper go on sale to the general public on September 1, through Theatermania.com at 212-352-3101 or (toll free) 866-811-4111. For additional information, visit NYMF's web site at www.nymf.org

Blind Mouth Singing - 9/19/2007

Jorge Ignacio Cortinas' Blind Mouth Singing begins its New York premiere on Friday, September 14 prior to an opening September 19 at Baruch Performing Arts Center (55 Lexington Avenue) in Manhattan. Ruben Polendo directs this production, presented by The National Asian American Theatre Company.

"Blind Mouth Singing is about an overly strict matriarch; her young son Reiderico who sneaks out of the house to visit his best friend who lives at the bottom of a well; her sister who treats syphilis patients in the open-air market; and her older son who bullies everything within his reach. Secret desires and confrontations surface when Reiderico and his friend switch places," explain press notes.

Performances of Blind Mouth Singing run September 14 to October 6 at Baruch Performing Arts Center (55 Lexington Avenue; entrance on 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues); Mondays through Fridays at 7PM; Saturdays at 3PM & 7PM. Tickets are $20, and can be reserved by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at www.TicketCentral.com.

Scarcity - 9/20/2007

Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for the first production of its 2007-2008 season, world premiere production of Lucy Thurber's play Scarcity, directed by Jackson Gay. The play will begin previews Wednesday, August 29th for an official opening on Thursday, September 20th and a limited engagement through Sunday, October 14th Off-Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street).

Set in rural western Massachusetts, Scarcity "tells the tale of two siblings whose aspirations to escape the confines of poverty and small town life come into direct conflict with their sense of family responsibility. When sixteen-year-old Billy is afforded an opportunity to change schools and move out of town by an unusually attentive young teacher, his family starts to unravel around him. In this raw, emotionally rich world premiere new drama from playwright Lucy Thurber explores the stark reality of how class in America shapes our very image of ourselves."

Atlantic Theater Company Main Stage at the Linda Gross Theater is located at 336 West 20th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). Tickets for main stage productions are $55.00 and available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 (www.ticketcentral.com). Visit www.atlantictheater.org for more information.

Griffin/Toussaint @ Joe's Pub in the Park - 9/20/2007

The Public Theater announces the return of Joe's Pub in the Park, a two-week series of paid and free concerts at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Joe's Pub in the Park, presented with support from The New York State Music Fund, kicks off with a series of full-length performances by legendary girl-group diva Lesley Gore, singer-songwriter/pop-satirist Jill Sobule and the innovative punk-noir trio The New Standards on Wednesday, September 19. The series of ten shows continues through Sunday, September 30. Tickets for paid shows go on-sale Monday, August 6.

Thursday, September 20 Patty Griffin Allen Toussaint CMA Songwriters Series Featuring Bob DiPiero, Rivers Rutherford, Victoria Shaw and an additional songwriter 7 PM, $50 for general public / $45 for Public Theater members

"Brilliant American songwriters are the order of the day as Grammy-winning folk artist Patty Griffin (10 Million Miles), New Orleans icon Allen Toussaint and a collective of Nashville's best composers and songwriters invite the Big Apple in for some country cooking and musical soul food."

All artists, dates and set times are subject to change. For additional information about Joe's Pub in the Park, visit www.joespub.com/pubinthepark or www.publictheater.org.

The Brain from Planet X - NYMF - 9/20/2007

The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Kritzerland, Inc. will present the New York premiere of The Brain from Planet X, a 1950's sci-fi spoof about alien invasion with book by David Wechter and Bruce Kimmel and music, lyrics and direction by Kimmel.

"An affectionate and hilarious send-up of bad 50s sci-fi movies, The Brain from Planet X tells the story of an alien invasion circa 1958. A Brain and its two alien cohorts, Zubrick and Yoni, arrive on Earth to take over the San Fernando Valley --starting with the happy nuclear family, the Bunsons. It's the first step on the road to their quest of taking over the entire planet and to destroying the family unit. It's tuneful, toe-tapping, and terrifyingly fun," state press notes.

Featured in the company are Benjamin Clark, Paul Downs Colaizzo, Merrill Grant, Naomi Kakuk, Steve Luker, Cason Murphy, Barry Pearl and Alet Taylor.

Performances are Thursday, September 20th at 8:00 pm, Friday, September 21st at 8:00 pm, Tuesday, September 25th at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, September 26th at 4:30 pm, Friday, September 28th at 4:30 pm, Sunday, September 30th at 8:00 pm. All tickets are $20.00. For reservations please call (212) 352-3101 or visit www.nymf.org to purchase tickets online. The Acorn Theatre is located at 410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues.

4F: The New Class - 9/20/2007

The Gossip Factory will present the World Premiere of 4F: The New Class at The Laurie Beechman Theater. Previews begin September 13, with opening night slated for September 20.

"This socio-political pop culture-infused angst-ridden theatrical spectacle of epic proportions was created and directed by the Company," describe press notes, "4F: The New Class takes audiences on an emotional journey back to the glorious days of book reports and bus rides, hall passes and history, puberty and, of course, P.E. Watch as the kids of Halliburton Middle School face all the trials and tribulations of middle class bourgeois life and the struggle to achieve the American Dream of today's youth. These all-too familiar faces rush through their day to the patriotic rhythm of their blue-blooded hearts as they confront issues of racism, sexism, draft-dodging, pro-life rallies, homophobia and more. It's kind of like a 'Saved by the Bell' episode gone horribly awry."

4F: The New Class runs September 13 – October 25, Thursdays at 9:30PM, except for September 13, which is at 7PM. The Laurie Beechman Theater is located inside West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd Street (west of 9th Avenue). Tickets are $12 with a 2 drink minimum. For tickets call 212-352-3101 or visit www.TheaterMania.com.

Like Love - NYMF - 9/20/2007

The 2007 New York Musical Theatre Festival and Dennis Grimaldi Productions present Like Love, a new musical with book and lyrics by Barry Jay Kaplan and music by Lewis Flinn. Directed by Lisa Rothe, Like Love plays at the TBG Theatre, 312 West 36th Street (between 8th and 9th Ave) beginning September 20.

"He meets She. He likes She. She likes He. They meet regularly for Great Sex, then Love enters the picture. Things get...complicated. Revisit love in all of its joys and sorrows in this intimate three-hander with a sensual, jazz-influenced score," describe press notes.

The young cast features Danielle Ferland (Into the Woods); Emily Swallow (High Fidelity) and Jon Patrick Walker (High Fidelity). Musical direction is by Brad Simmons, set and lighting designs are by Maruti Evans with costuming by Christina Bullard.

Performances are Thursday September 20 at 8PM; Friday September 21 1PM; Saturday September 22 4:30PM; Sunday September 23 at 4:30PM; Wednesday September 26 at 8PM; Friday September 28 at 8PM and Wednesday October 3 at 4:30PM.

Tickets for Like Love are $20 and can be purchased by calling 212-352-2101 or visit www.nymf.org.

Roller Derby - NYMF - 9/20/2007

The much anticipated new musical Roller Derby, being presented as part of this year's New York Musical Theatre Festival, is rolling uptown to a new venue. The legendary director/choreographer Donald McKayle is bringing his latest work to the Ailey Citigroup Theatre, built to honor his lifelong friend and collaborator, Alvin Ailey, allowing five-time Tony Award nominated McKayle a larger canvas to showcase his sports-inspired choreography.

199 seats are now available at only $20 each for every performance through the NYMF website, www.nymf.org, or by phone at 212-352-3101. A limited number of tickets will be available at the Ailey Citigroup Theater box office 15 minutes before curtain time.

Performances will take place Thursday September 20 at 8PM; Friday September 21 at 8PM; Saturday September 22 at 2PM & 8PM; Wednesday September 26 at 8PM; and Thursday September 27 at 8PM.

"The Roller Derby race begins when, on the road in 1972, a brash young rookie from New York City's mean streets takes on the sport's beloved, but aging, star in a battle royal for the right to be crowned the reigning Roller Derby Queen. Promoted by the game's wheeler dealer manager, the pair tears up the track, rockin' and rollin' with the ten decidedly colorful gals and guys on their team, famed to television fans across America as the World Champion Bombers. Along the way, the rivals meet their match, discovering more than they ever dared to dream about life, love and how the game is played – all set to a lively pop/rock score," state press notes.

Night Over Taos - 9/20/2007

INTAR Theatre presents Maxwell Anderson's Night Over Taos, directed by Academy Award-winning actress and director Estelle Parsons. This rediscovered classic will play a limited Off-Broadway run from September 20 through October 20 at Theater for the New City. The official opening is set for Monday, October 1 at 7PM.

"During the US-Mexican War, Mexico lost nearly half of its territory, including what is now the state of New Mexico. Night Over Taos is the true story about a Mexican freedom fighter, Pablo Montoya, who in 1847 led a bloody and ultimately futile siege to protect New Mexico from being ceded to the United States. Though written 75 years ago, the themes and conflicts that comprise this epic drama ring eerily prophetic today given the growing sense of xenophobia in America," state press notes.

Night Over Taos plays Wednesday – Saturday at 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and Sunday at 3PM from September 20– October 20 at INTAR at Theater for a New City (155 First Avenue, between 9th & 10th Streets). NOTE: There will be additional Monday performances on September 24 at 8PM and October 1 at 7PM (Opening Night).

Tickets are $10 - $35, with $10 Tickets for Students/Seniors, and can be purchased by calling 212-254-1109, or online at www.theatermania.com. For Group Tickets, call 212-695-6134 x 11. For more info, visit www.intartheatre.org.

Hello, Dolly! - Chicago - 9/20/2007

Hello, Dolly!, the Tony award winning production, previews September 13, opens September 20 and runs through October 21 at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road. William Pullinsi will direct the charming Broadway hit starring the multi-award winning husband and wife duo Paula Scrofano as "Dolly Gallagher Levi" and John Reeger as "Horace Vandergelder".

This whimsical turn-of-the-century tale centers around Dolly Gallagher Levi, a New York City matchmaker-extraordinaire hired to help a pompous Yonkers merchant in his pursuit of a wife. When Dolly unexpectedly falls in love with him herself, she stops at nothing to win his favor in this zany love story. Winner of 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Hello Dolly! features show-stopping choreography and toe-tapping songs such as "Hello Dolly!", "When The Parade Passes By" and "Put on Your Sunday Clothes".

Joining Paula Scrofano and John Reeger in Hello Dolly! are Cory Goodrich as "Irene Molloy", Ed Kross "Cornelius Hackl", Zach Zube as "Barnaby Tucker", Dara Cameron as "Minnie Fay", Jon Cunningham as "Ambrose Kemper" and Audrey Billings as "Ermengarde". The ensemble includes Chris Walsh, Phil Higgins, Ann Acker, Rodrigo Cruz, Caryn Ott, Cara Salerno, Amy Olsen, Kelli Morgan, Brandon Koller, David Morrison, Kent Haina and Henry Odum.

The Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana. Theatre at the Center is conveniently located off I-80/94, just 35 minutes from downtown Chicago.

The regular schedule is: Wednesdays & Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. ($36.00); Fridays at 8:00 p.m. ($39.00); Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. ($39.00); and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. ($39.00). Additional performances include occasional Friday and Saturday matinees and Thursday and Sunday evenings. Season subscriptions are $130. To purchase individual or group tickets call the Box Office at 219.836.3255 or Tickets.com at 800.511.1552. For more information on Theatre at the Center, visit www.theatreatthecenter.org.

Holding the Man - 9/21/2007

The New Conservatory Theatre Center has announced a diverse array of productions for Pride Season 2007-08.

Season subscriptions for Pride Season 2007-08 range from $140 to $280. This year, NCTC introduces a New Audience Flex Pass for ages 18-25, which includes all nine Pride Season productions for only $75, with a valid ID. Returning subscribers may purchase subscriptions for Pride Season 2007-2008 beginning April 2, and subscriptions will be available for new subscribers starting May 7.

Single tickets are $20-$40 and go on sale July 5, 2006. Season samplers (three-show subscriptions) range from $50-100. Single tickets and subscription packages are available through the NCTC Box Office at 415-861-8972 Wednesday through Saturday, 1:30-7PM, and Sunday through Tuesday, Noon-3PM. Tickets and subscriptions may also be purchased online at www.nctcsf.org. Student rush tickets may be purchased for $15 with a valid student ID at the NCTC box office two hours before the performance.

The New Conservatory Theatre Center is located at 25 Van Ness Avenue, near Market Street.

Holding the Man September 21 – November 4, 2007 A Love Story US Premiere from Australia Adapted by Tommy Murphy from the memoir by Timothy Conigrave Decker Theatre

Tommy Murphy's adaptation of Timothy Conigrave's award-winning memoir chronicles Conigrave's fifteen-year relationship with John Caleo that started at an all-boys Catholic school and weathered disapproval, separation, temptation and, ultimately, death. This work tells a breathtakingly honest, achingly funny, and completely heart-wrenching story that speaks across generations, sexual preferences, and cultures.

Anna in the Tropics - 9/21/2007

Fells Point Corner Theatre. Through October 21. Directed by Richard Dean Stover. www.fpct.org or 410-276-7837.

Richard II @ Yale - 9/21/2007

Broadway star Jeffrey Carlson, most recently seen in Hamlet at D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre, will take on another Shakespearean title role with Richard II at Yale Repertory Theatre, according to Variety.

Carlson will star as the ill-fated English monarch alongside Alvin Epstein and Billy Eugene Jones. Shakespeare's tragic history will run at New Haven, CT's Yale Rep from September 21st through October 13th. Evan Yionoulis directs Visit www.yalerep.org for more information.

Suddenly Summer! - NYMF - 9/21/2007

The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Banana Productions will bring the family-show Suddenly Summer! back to the New York stage for only two performances.

Suddenly Summer! is written and performed by award-winning songwriter and performer Dan Cohen, directed by Cailin Heffernan with musical direction by Henry Aronson, performances are Friday, September 21 at 2PM and Saturday, September 22 at 2PM at the Julia Miles Theatre (424 W 55 St).

"A fun-filled musical adventure about summer vacation, friendship and elementary school. The music is jumping and features songs such as Everybody's Playin' Baseball, I Love The Beach, Mosquito Scat and of course Suddenly Summer. Kid's will delight in the moment and you'll remember why they invented summer vacation. So toss the shoes, catch the wave and don't forget the sunscreen, Suddenly Summer! is the refreshing answer to the hot August summer," state press notes.

The Julia Miles Theatre is located at 424 West 55 Street Tickets are $15 and available at www.nymf.org or by calling 212-352-3101. For more info or to hear a selection of songs from Suddenly Summer! please visit www.NYMF.org or www.dannabanana.com

Twelfth Night - 9/21/2007

Antic Disposition returns to London for two nights only to present their brand new staging of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at the Cochrane Theatre on Friday September 21 and Saturday September 22.

"Shipwrecked Viola is washed up on the shores of Illyria, a mysterious land where nothing is quite what it seems. Disguising herself as a boy and entering the service of lovesick Duke Orsino, Viola becomes part of an unusual romantic triangle, which is made even more complicated by the arrival on the scene of her unwitting twin brother, Sebastian," describe press notes, "One of Shakespeare's most enduringly popular plays, Twelfth Night is an enchanting comedy of mistaken identity and love lost and found, filled with intoxicating poetry, blithe romance, haunting music and rowdy humor."

Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare, plays at the Cochrane Theatre located at Southampton Row, London WC1. Performances are at 7:30PM on September 21 & 22.

Tickets: £14.00 / £12.00 concs / £8.00 schools, call the box office: 0207 269 1606 or visit www.cochranetheatre.co.uk

Broadway Idol - 9/21/2007

Broadway Idol, The New York Musical Theatre Festival's showtune-flavored answer to "American Idol," returns this September for its second season, looking for the next Broadway star! Performance nights are three consecutive Fridays at Stitch Bar & Lounge (247 West 37th Street) on September 21, September 28 & October 5. Contestants must be available to perform in all three shows.

"If you've got the voice and what it takes to be the next 'Broadway Idol,' you can't miss these auditions. How often do you have the opportunity to appear before Broadway celebrity judges? The winner will receive a concert produced by Ars Nova," state press notes.

Singers must be 21 years-old or older with no Broadway credits

Auditions are held at the HA! Comedy Club (163 West 46th St, between 6th & 7th Aves) on Saturday, September 8 from 10AM-6PM (please arrive 10-10:15AM to be assigned an audition times). Call-backs will be held Sunday, September 6 from 12noon-3PM.

Please prepare 16 bars of a Broadway song of your choice that demonstrates your style and vocal abilities, and which reflects the type of song you would choose if given the opportunity to perform in the competition. Please bring sheet music.

For questions contact broadwayidol@nymf.org.

Rent at J&R Music - 9/21/2007

J&R Music and Computer World will bring Broadway to Park Row continuing the series of live performances on Fridays throughout September and October with a performance and autograph signing by cast members of Rent on Friday, September 21 at 12:30PM. J&R Music and Computer World is located at 23 Park Row.

Triumph of Love - 9/22/2007

San Jose Repertory Theatre, under the art direction of Timothy Near, announced their 2007-2008 Season with five of six plays. Near has assembled an entertaining, captivating and challenging season, balancing the revelations and excitement of contemporary plays with the thrill of seeing the classics innovatively interpreted and produced, a hallmark for Near and San Jose Rep.

The 2007-2008 Subscription Season is filled with romance, intrigue, suspense, music and laughter! Five of the six plays are announced.

Subscriptions are now available to renewing subscribers and reservations are being taken for new subscriptions. Prices begin at $222 for a six play subscription. For subscription tickets, call 408-367-7255 or buy online at www.SJRep.com:

Triumph of Love September 22 – October 21, 2007 The exciting collaboration with California Shakespeare Theater launches the season with the World Premiere Adaptation of Triumph of Love, by Pierre Marivaux, one of France's most influential playwrights. This beautifully stylish 18th century romantic comedy is full of delicious deception, gender confusions and all the complexities of l'amour. A beautiful young princess disguises herself as a man in order to win the love of a prince. The princess Leonide learns her throne rightfully belongs to Agis, who is in exile and was raised as her enemy. Bedazzled by Agis, the mischievous Leonide will stop at nothing to charm his heart and win his affection. The wildly creative and imaginative Lillian Garrett-Groag returns to the Rep to mount a world premiere of her own adaptation of this elegantly composed classic.

Hair @ Joe's Pub in the Park - 9/22/2007

The Public Theater announces the return of Joe's Pub in the Park, a two-week series of paid and free concerts at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Joe's Pub in the Park, presented with support from The New York State Music Fund, kicks off with a series of full-length performances by legendary girl-group diva Lesley Gore, singer-songwriter/pop-satirist Jill Sobule and the innovative punk-noir trio The New Standards on Wednesday, September 19. The series of ten shows continues through Sunday, September 30. Tickets for paid shows go on-sale Monday, August 6.

Saturday, September 22; Sunday, September 23; Monday, September 24 The 40th Anniversary Concert of Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical Book and Lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, Music by Galt MacDermot, directed by Diane Paulus 7 PM, FREE tickets distributed day of shows

"The year is 1967, and the Vietnam War is at its height. In New York City, a tribe of hippies rails against the establishment, protesting intolerance, brutality, and the dehumanization of society. When Claude, one of their own, gets drafted, he must make a decision about what values are worth fighting for. The original production of Hair premiered at The Public Theater on October 17, 1967 and ran for six weeks. It moved to Broadway on April 29, 1968 and ran for 1,873 performances."

All artists, dates and set times are subject to change. For additional information about Joe's Pub in the Park, visit www.joespub.com/pubinthepark or www.publictheater.org.

The Children of Vonderly - 9/22/2007

Off-Broadway's Award-winning Ma-Yi Theater Company opens its 19th season with the world premiere of Lloyd Suh's new play, The Children of Vonderly, for a limited Off-Broadway engagement with previews beginning September 22, prior to an official press opening October 4 at The East 13th Street Theatre (136 East 13th Street) in Manhattan. Ralph B. Pena (world premiere of Kia Korthron's Savage Acts) directs.

"There's never a dull moment in the Vonderly household. Led by a headstrong Jewish matriarch, this unconventional multi-ethnic family of adopted and disabled children band together after a crisis threatens to rip them apart. Bound by his wheelchair and burdened by family obligations, oldest brother Jerry Vonderly looks for ways to balance his mother's outlandish expectations and his own dreams of a "normal" life outside the family's anything-but-traditional home in Indianapolis, Indiana," state press notes.

William Jackson Harper leads the cast of the production, which includes Lynn Cohen (who played Golda Meir in Steven Spielberg's Oscar-nominated film "Munich"), Jackie Chung, Graeme Gillis, Stephen Jutras (Danny Boy), Hoon Lee (Broadway revival of Pacific Overtures), Shawn Randall, and Maureen Sebastian.

Off-Broadway performances run September 22-October 21 at The East 13th Street Theatre (136 East 13th Street). Monday and Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm; Saturday and Sunday at 3pm, with the following exception: Opening Night, Thursday, October 4 at 7pm. Tickets are $20 during previews; $38 after October 3; students $20/$20; seniors $20/$34. Group discounts are available. For tickets, call TheaterMania.com at 212-352-3101 or online at www.ma-yitheatre.org.

Girl Gang - NYMF - 9/22/2007

Angry Girl Gang Productions will present a newly revised production of the acclaimed musical Girl Gang at The Atlantic Stage 2; previews begin September 22, opening September 24.

"This slice of 1950s American juvenile delinquency offers a darkly comic twist to the teen pulp-fiction genre. Follow DiDi, a clean teen looking to escape her sordid home life, down a path of infamy and eventual redemption in a reform school with other girls gone wild. See our big city's delinquent daughters headed for the juvenile justice system's underworld, singing and swinging their way through hell! Parents may be shocked, but youth will understand," explain press notes.

Girl Gang runs the following schedule: Saturday September 22 at 8:30PM; Sunday September 23 at 8PM; Monday September 24 at 6:30PM; Wednesday September 26 at 3 & 8PM; Thursday September 27 at 8PM; Friday September 28 at 7 & 10PM; Saturday September 29 at 8PM; and Sunday September 30 at 3PM

The Atlantic Stage 2 is located at 330 West 16th Street (between 8th & 9th Aves). Tickets are $20, available online at www.TheatreMania.com or by phone at 212-352-3101. For more information visit www.AngryGirlGang.com.

Anything Goes - 9/22/2007

September Song's Anything Goes September 14 - 22, Fri - SAt at 8PM, Sun 9/16 2:30PM Performed at Century High School Auditorium at 355 Ronsdale Road, Eldersburg, MD 21784 Tickets are $12 advance/$14 at the door. Tickets: Sandy Ox: 410-848-7272 or www.carr.org/arts/ or Sarah, Frank or Judy: 410-795-8535 or www.littleprofessor.com/eldersburg Group Sales: Groups of 10 or more $10.00 each. Contact Kris Froehlich at 410-876-2179.

Broadway Flea Market - 9/23/2007

The 21st Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction will be held Sunday, September 23 from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM in Shubert Alley & West 44th Street, and is free and open to the public.

"From posing with your favorite Broadway star for photos to buying that lost cast recording, signed show posters and Playbills, rare costume sketches or special gift for a theatre-lover you can't find anywhere – this year's Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction promises to offer something for everyone," state press materials. "One of the most popular sites at Broadway's one-day sale is the Celebrity Autograph Table at which your favorite stars from Broadway, Off-Broadway and Daytime Drama sign autographs and pose for photos in exchange for donations to BC/EFA."

Specific items for sale at the Flea Market, packages to be auctioned, and stars to appear at the Celebrity Autograph Table will be announced at www.BroadwayCares.org.

The Wedding Singer - National Tour - 9/23/2007

Party Like It's 1985! September 11 - 23. Tues - Sat at 8PM, Sat at 2PM, Sun at 1PM and 6:30PM Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center $25 - $70, plus restoration and sevice fees. www.BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com/Baltimore or 410-547-SEAT or 800-551-SEAT Group Sales 410-837-0110

Intervention: A Teen Musical Comedy - NYMF - 9/23/2007

Intervention - A Teen Musical Comedy. Synopsis: A babysitting stint sparks a comedic avalanche of disinformation when an eight year old boy misinterprets his babysitter's cell phone conversation. Assuming the worst he calls her friends for help, uniting the jocks, thespians, and academics to stage a needless intervention. Rumors inflate and accusations fly as these disparate personalities ultimately learn how to put their differences aside and work together in this hilarious new musical comedy.

The Acorn Theatre 410 W. 42nd St http://www.nymf.org/Show-712.html

Happy Days Block Party Sock Hop @ Papermill - 9/23/2007

On Sunday, September 23rd, from 5 PM to 7 PM, Millburn, NJ's Paper Mill Playhouse will host a "Happy Days! Block Party-Sock Hop" that is free and open to the public. It will take place on Main Street, between Essex and Millburn Avenues.

The Block Party and Sock Hop will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Paper Mill Playhouse as well as the opening of Happy Days: The Musical. The celebration will feature: hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream marked at a 1955 price, live entertainment featuring popular 1950's music, a dance floor installed in the middle of Main Street, dance contests for all ages, 1950's costume contests, give-a-ways and vintage cars. Visit www.papermill.org for more information.

Mrs. Farnsworth - 9/23/2007

RepStage opens its 15th Equity Season with A.R. Gurney's political comedy. Through September 23. Weds -Thurs 7:30 PM, Fri - Sat at 8 PM, Sat - Sun at 2:30PM. Tickets are $17.00 - $25.00 depending on performance date. www.repstage.org or 410-772-4900.

Hair @ Joe's Pub in the Park - 9/23/2007

The Public Theater announces the return of Joe's Pub in the Park, a two-week series of paid and free concerts at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Joe's Pub in the Park, presented with support from The New York State Music Fund, kicks off with a series of full-length performances by legendary girl-group diva Lesley Gore, singer-songwriter/pop-satirist Jill Sobule and the innovative punk-noir trio The New Standards on Wednesday, September 19. The series of ten shows continues through Sunday, September 30. Tickets for paid shows go on-sale Monday, August 6.

Saturday, September 22; Sunday, September 23; Monday, September 24 The 40th Anniversary Concert of Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical Book and Lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, Music by Galt MacDermot, directed by Diane Paulus 7 PM, FREE tickets distributed day of shows

"The year is 1967, and the Vietnam War is at its height. In New York City, a tribe of hippies rails against the establishment, protesting intolerance, brutality, and the dehumanization of society. When Claude, one of their own, gets drafted, he must make a decision about what values are worth fighting for. The original production of Hair premiered at The Public Theater on October 17, 1967 and ran for six weeks. It moved to Broadway on April 29, 1968 and ran for 1,873 performances."

All artists, dates and set times are subject to change. For additional information about Joe's Pub in the Park, visit www.joespub.com/pubinthepark or www.publictheater.org.

Alan Alda @ 92Y - 9/23/2007

The 92nd Street Y announces a wide-variety of theatre-events this fall. The 92nd Street Y is located at 1395 Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street. For tickets and information call 212-415-5500 or visit www.92Y.org.

Alan Alda with Roger Rosenblatt: Talking About Talking Sunday, September 23 at 7:30PM Tickets: $26

"Most widely known for his role as Hawkeye Pierce on the television series M*A*S*H, Alan Alda won a Drama Desk Award in 2005 for his performance in Glengarry Glen Ross, and is a three-time Tony Award nominee. His most recent book, 'Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself,' is a follow-up to his bestselling memoir, 'Never Have Your Dog Stuffed.' He appears in discussion with Roger Rosenblatt, who is an award-winning essayist, author and playwright."

The Lady Swims Today - 9/23/2007

Robert Funaro will lead the cast of The Lady Swims Today, a new play by H.G. Brown, directed by Stephen Sunderlin. Off-Broadway performances begin Thursday, September 13 at the TADA Theatre, 15 West 28 Street (between Fifth & Sixth Ave.) The official opening night will be Sunday, September 23. Featured in the cast are Kelli K. Barnett, Vivienne Leheny, Jack Rodgerson, Rob Sheridan, Gordon Silva, and Kate Udall.

The Lady Swims Today is "set at the Carney Hook Marina Motel in the summer of 1984, where three desperate men are tempted to join the heist of a lifetime. Eddie has a plan to steal two million dollars off a boat on the Chesapeake Bay and he needs a crew to pull it off. When these schemers and dreamers come up against three women with plans of their own, the course to a fortune is threatened by more than bad weather. The Lady Swims Today is a drama in the tradition of Key Largo and The Petrified Forest, with film noir shadows and flashes of comedy," state press notes.

The limited engagement is set to run September 13 through October 21. The playing schedule will be Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 & 7 p.m. Tickets are $39.50 and are available through www.TheLadySwimsToday.com 212-352-3101.

Shipwrecked! - 9/23/2007

South Coast Repertory will present the world premiere of Shipwrecked! An Entertainment - The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself). Gregory Itzin portrays the title role in this adventure from Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies. Directed by Bart DeLorenzo, Shipwrecked! will run from September 23 through October 14 on the Julianne Argyros Stage. Low-priced previews are available September 23 to 27. Opening night is September 28. Tickets to Shipwrecked! may be purchased online at www.scr.org, by phone at 714-708-5555 or in person at the SCR box office.

"A dog, a giant octopus, a pickpocket, a crusty old sea captain and a librarian are just a few of the characters in Margulies' creation, which is inspired by the true story of an unlikely hero who spellbound Victorian England, and the world, with his incredible tale. Louis de Rougemont narrates his story as he embarks on a 30-year adventure so inspiring of awe (according to Louis) it will make your pupils dilate and your pulse race," state press notes.

Tickets to Shipwrecked! can be purchased online at www.scr.org, by phone at (714) 708-5555 or by visiting the box office at 655 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa. Performances begin on Sept. 23 and continue through Oct. 14. Ticket prices range from $20 to $62. Low-priced preview performances are available from Sept. 23-27.

Performance times: Previews: Sunday, Sept. 23 at 2:00 p.m., and Tuesday, Sept. 25, Wednesday, Sept. 26 and Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7:45 p.m. Regular Performances: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:45 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. Discounts are available for full-time students, patrons 25 years of age and under, educators, seniors and groups of 15 or more. There will be a "Pay-What-You-Will" performance on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 2:00 p.m. (Suggested Price: $10, $7 minimum) and an ASL-interpreted performance on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 2:00 p.m.

The South Coast Repertory is located at 655 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, at the Bristol Street/Avenue of the Arts exit off the San Diego.

True Genius - 9/23/2007

Small Pond Entertainment presents the New York Premiere of True Genius by David Holstein. Directed by Jill Sierchio, this critically-acclaimed dark comedy which premiered at the 2005 Edinburgh Fringe Festival begins previews September 23 at Altered Stages. Opening night is slated for Tuesday, September 25.

"True Genius tells the unfolding story of a boy genius named Scooter who also happens to be a pathological liar. As Scooter falls in love with another pathological liar, an eccentric psychologist pries into his past. Soon Scooter's bizarre family history begins to unravel and he starts to question everything he believes is real. Is Scooter crazy? Or is his love life causing a breakthrough to his sanity? Is the girlfriend curing him? Or worse, is she not even there?" describe press notes.

True Genius runs September 23 through October 7 at 8PM. There are no shows October 1 & 2. Shows are at 2PM on September 30 and October 7. Altered Stages is located at 212 West 29th Street (between 7th and 8th Aves). Tickets are $20, available at TheatreMania.com or 866-811-4111.

Divapalooza 8 - 9/23/2007

The hit cabaret series Cabaret Cares continues with "Divapalooza 8" on September 23 at 9:30PM at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. The ongoing hit cabaret series at the Laurie Beechman Theatre benefits Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS and Help Is On The Way Today.

"Divapalooza" is a tribute to the great Diva's of stage and screen. The twist is that the songs are performed by men. The show is not done in drag just the men singing the hits of the Diva's.

Performers include Aaron Lee Battle, Ricky Ritzel. Rick Peets, Dennis Petragnani, John Schaefer, Jay Rogers, Peter Mac, Leon hall, Robert Fowler, Stacey Todd Holt and Frantz Hall.

Cabaret Cares "Divapalooza 8" takes place September 23 at 9:30PM (doors open at 9PM). There is a $25 cover and $15 food/drink minimum. To make reservations call 212-695-6909. The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located at The West Bank Café, 407 West 42nd Street.

Parade - UK - 9/24/2007

Bertie Carvel will take on the role of falsely accused Leo Frank in Jason Robert Brown's Tony Award-winning 1998 musical, Parade, which will make its London premiere this September at the Donmar Warehouse. The production will begin performances on September 14th, 2007, open on September 24th and run through November 24th. Carvel will join the previously announced Lara Pulver as Lucille Frank.

Parade, which won 1999 Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Original Musical Score, is based on the "seminal trial of Leo Frank in 1913 Atlanta, Georgia. The murder of a young girl ignites dormant prejudice as a media frenzy incites a community to revenge," according to Whatsonstage.com. Parade also won the Drama Desk and New York Critic's Circle Award for Best Musical.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.donmarwarehouse.com.

Hair @ Joe's Pub in the Park - 9/24/2007

The Public Theater announces the return of Joe's Pub in the Park, a two-week series of paid and free concerts at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Joe's Pub in the Park, presented with support from The New York State Music Fund, kicks off with a series of full-length performances by legendary girl-group diva Lesley Gore, singer-songwriter/pop-satirist Jill Sobule and the innovative punk-noir trio The New Standards on Wednesday, September 19. The series of ten shows continues through Sunday, September 30. Tickets for paid shows go on-sale Monday, August 6.

Saturday, September 22; Sunday, September 23; Monday, September 24 The 40th Anniversary Concert of Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical Book and Lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, Music by Galt MacDermot, directed by Diane Paulus 7 PM, FREE tickets distributed day of shows

"The year is 1967, and the Vietnam War is at its height. In New York City, a tribe of hippies rails against the establishment, protesting intolerance, brutality, and the dehumanization of society. When Claude, one of their own, gets drafted, he must make a decision about what values are worth fighting for. The original production of Hair premiered at The Public Theater on October 17, 1967 and ran for six weeks. It moved to Broadway on April 29, 1968 and ran for 1,873 performances."

All artists, dates and set times are subject to change. For additional information about Joe's Pub in the Park, visit www.joespub.com/pubinthepark or www.publictheater.org.

American Sligo - 9/24/2007

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater opens its 13th season with the World Premiere of American Sligo, described as "a darkly humorous saga about the quintessential American family," written and directed by Ada


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